Monday, November 1, 2010

Blue Moon

I was happy when I saw the color choices Terri picked for this challenge, mainly because I love rust colored things.  I have lots of fabric I've rusted over the years, and I was able to go to my stash to find what I needed.


This piece was made using some fabric I rusted with some sort of grating I found somewhere. I used  that for the top, and some large rusted washers for the bottom piece.  I had previously dyed some of the rust fabric this aqua blue color,  and I had a sheer I had rusted along with the washers.
I originally made something else for this challenge, but I think it's too busy, so this was my second attempt. I've posted that on my blog  http://www.fiberartmusings.blogspot.com/  There's no particular message to this piece, I just like the way it came together, and after it was done I saw the moon.

8 comments:

JB said...

Interesting patterns created by the rusting objects work well. I see a bearded face in the bottom right corner. A very understated, peaceful work.

Diane said...

I really like how you've made the texture of the fabric the star of this piece. It's interesting to me that the blue circle and line create a very abstracted horizon and moon, but almost just the vaguest suggestion -- and for all of that color contrast, they still bring the attention back to the fabric's texture. I love the detail of your stitching.

Gerrie said...

Back for my second look after checking out your other piece (which I love) and I just noticed the blue stitched circle - I love that touch. This is a lovely example of how you use the fabrics you create so beautifully.

Terry said...

There is something very cryptic and mysterious about this piece--almost as if the rusted marks are a code or symbol language. The circle adds to the mystery. So beautiful. This is a piece I think you could look at many times and see something different each time.

Terri Stegmiller said...

Another wonderful quilt with simplistic beauty. This is wonderful Karen.

Kristin L said...

It's an Egyptian dawn to me. I really like the quietness of both your pieces. I think this one shows off teh rusted patterns best though. I like the textural addition of that strip of sheer. Kind of like haze on the horizon.

kirsty said...

I am a moon lover. And an aqua lover. So this hits the spot for me, Karen. It's serene and lovely.

Diana Angus said...

I have been studying some of the cave paintings discovered in France and Baja California. Your piece suggests that the detail below the blue line is like the discovery of the beautiful drawings and mysterious marks made by the cave artists to me.

Diana A.